Presents a collection of essays that profile a variety of major emerging issues concerning wildlife conservation and climate change. Details the effects of politics on conservation efforts and wildlife trade and outlines the current state of ecological systems worldwide
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-276) and index
"With a special section: Emerging diseases and conservation: one world--one health."
Tipping point : perspective of a climatologist / James Hansen -- Global conservation news highlights -- Discoveries / Margaret Kinnaird -- The rarest of the rare : some of the world's most endangered animals / Catherine Grippo, Taylor H. Ricketts, and Jonathan Hoekstra -- Continuing to consume wildlife : an update / Elizabeth L. Bennett -- Emerging diseases and conservation : one world, one health / Robert A. Cook and William B. Karesh -- Little is big, many is one : zoonoses in the twenty-first century / David Quammen -- Land-use change as a driver of disease / Jonathan A. Patz, Sarah H. Olson, and Jill C. Baumgartner -- Transboundary management of natural resources and the importance of a "one health" approach : perspectives on southern Africa / Steven A. Osofsky, David H.M. Cumming, and Michael D. Kock -- An ounce of prevention : lessons from the first avian influenza scare / William B. Karesh and Kristine Smith -- Why wildlife health matters in North America / John R. Fischer -- Warming oceans, increasing disease : mapping the health effects of climate change / Rita R. Colwell -- Conservation controversy : to cull or not to cull? / Barry Estabrook -- Conservation of wildlife -- The last of the great overland migrations / Joel Berger -- Downward spiral : catastrophic decline of South Asia's vultures / Todd E. Katzner -- Conserving cold-blooded Australians / Richard Shine -- Settling for less : disappearing Diadromous fishes / John Waldman -- Mapping the state of the oceans / Eric W. Sanderson -- Africa's last wild places : why conservation can't wait / J. Michael Fay -- The deep sea : unknown and under threat / Les Watling -- Climate change in the Andes / Carolina Murcia -- Grazers and grasslands : restoring biodiversity to the prairies / James H. Shaw -- Conservation and human displacement / Arun Agrawal, Kent H. Redford, and Eva Fearn -- Conservation psychology : who cares about the biodiversity crisis? / John Fraser and Jessica Sickler -- Biogenetics and conservation : celebrate or worry? / Stephen C. Aldrich -- Conservation in conflict : illegal drugs versus habitat in the Americas / Liliana M. Dávalos and Adriana C. Bejarano -- Rewilding the islands / C. Josh Donlan -- Addressing AIDS : conservation in Africa / Judy Oglethorpe and Daulos Mauambeta -- Conservation as diplomacy / Steven E. Sanderson -- Final thoughts. Profession : Awajun / Walter H. Wust
Associated-namesFearn, Eva, 1974-; Wildlife Conservation Society (New York, N.Y.)